This weeks topic is: Top Ten Contemporary Novels
I used to only read the occasional contemporary novel, but now I read them all the time. This genre is developing into an incredibly rich area and I'm loving it more and more. Here are the top ten books in the contemporary genre - in my opinion.
1. Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
2. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Jennifer Echols always makes me feel - everything. And this one is my favorite. I love Officer After.
3. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Such an exquisitely written and artistic novel that highlights all the beauty in the world, told in one night as two complex and loveable characters come together. Any reason you'd love a contemporary novel is here.
4. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
This book captures the essence of traveling so perfectly and it'll make you want to give up everything and just wander around the globe.
5. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
This, along with Wanderlove are at the top of my brand new books-that-weren't-that-sad-but-made-me-cry list. It's just one of those things where the author hits something in just the right spot and it's extraordinary.
6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Or Lola and the Boy Next Door. Maybe it's wrong, but for me - when I say one, I mean both. I love both books equally - I tend to put Anna first only because she came first. They're like twin sisters vying for attention. Anyway - Stephanie Perkins' books are the ones that I re-read when I'm in a reading slump/really miss Cricket/St. Clair.
7. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I can't tell you why this is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel, because I haven't got a clue. I just know that it's the one that's stuck, it's the one that affected me most while I was reading it, and I just have all the love-y feelings for this one.
8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I love everything John Green writes, but still this one's my favorite. Can't really figure out why.
9. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The book that doesn't talk about love at first sight but the possibility of love someday.
10. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
This is the kind of book you save for a rainy day or a bad mood. It'll pick you right back up and help you move forward.
And honorable mentions (because I can't help myself):
Both of these books send a very important message, wrapped up in a really fun package.